Pierto Torregiano (Peter Torrysany)
sculptor and architect; b. 1472; d. about 1522.
Torregiano was one of the boys selected by Lorenzo de' Medici to study in the Gardens of S. Marco, Florence, where he was associated with Michelangelo. Leaving Florence, he entered the army of Caesar Borgia. About 1503 he drifted to England. In 1512 he made the contract for the monument to Henry VII in Westminster Abbey. The monument to Margaret, Countess of Richmond, also in Westminster Abbey, is ascribed to him. The latter part of his life was spent at Seville in Spain. Some unimportant monuments in the churches of that city are supposed to be by him.